Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Dillon Graded School and Dillon Public School

Marker ID: SCHM 17-17
Location: intersection of 3th Ave and E Washington St, Dillon, SC
County: Dillon
Coordinates: N 34° 25.264    W 079° 22.365
  34.42106666    -79.37275
Style: Free Standing **


Dillon Graded School and Dillon Public School

(Side 1)
The Dillon School Campus includes a unique collection of educational buildings from different periods, each representing the pedagogical and architectural styles of the age. The first building constructed on the campus was the 1896 Dillon Graded School. Built in the Italianate-style, the school was meant as a statement of the community's commitment to educating its children.

(Side 2)
Auditorium and gymnasium additions built in 1936 display a striped classicism typical of the Public Works Administration (PWA) funded building projects. The 1957 cafeteria addition exhibits the prevailing thinking that one-stroy schools with window walls for light and circulation were best. The complex was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.

Sponsored by Dillon Historic School Foundation, 2016